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Wednesday 28th June 2017

BDX16 – Final Campaign Round Up And Recommendations

We have now had all the wines released and it gives us the chance to review, evaluate and recommend the wines of the vintage, bargains and hidden gems which are often our tips for the up and coming chateau of the future that are over performing in the price/quality ratio.

We have only bought wines that we believe are worth buying the list might look huge but we have selected these from over 500+ chateau.

I hope you find it helpful. I want to highlight my ‘hidden gems’ which I think might become wines of the future. Not big names now but really over deliver and in many cases are half the price of their big neighbours and the quality is close, sometimes the same.

Please give me a call in the office if you would like to discuss or need any help and advice.




Hidden Gems

 Senejac, Medoc 2016 £115
 Cap de Faugeres, Castillon 2016 £110
 Clos Marsalette, Pessac Leognan 2016 £190
 Les Cruzelles, Lalande de Pomerol 2016 £200
 Lalande Borie, St Julien 2016 £230
 Labegorce, Margaux 2016 £240
 Les Ormes de Pez, St Estephe 2016 £250
 Quinault L’Enclos, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 £285
 La Marzelles, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 £350
 Pedesclaux, Pauillac 2016 £370
 Bellevue, St Emilion Grand Cru Cru 2016 £370
 Roc de Cambes, Bourg 2016 £500
 Feytit Clinet, Pomerol 2016 £585


Please see below for our full stock sheet, click on the wines for more tasting and critic notes.

NM = Neal Martin,  JS = James Suckling, DS = Derek Smedley, TA = Tim Atkin, JR = Jancis Robinson, JA = Jane Anson (Decanter), MJ = Matthew Jukes


3c/s – Beaumont, Medoc 2016 at £105  NO.1 BRAND
Almost the No 1. Brand in the UK for good value Cru Bourgeois. It is becoming more and more difficult to find older vintages.
10 c/s – Lanessan, Medoc 2016 at £115  FAVOURITE CRU BOURGEOIS
Our star performer Cru Bourgeois. Our favourite CB for 2016.
1 c/s – Senejac, Medoc 2016 at £115  PROPERTY TO WATCH – STAR BUY
Under the same ownership as Talbot and Alfred Tesseron from Pontet Canet is consultant. Serious over delivers.
79 c/s – Tour Saint Bonnet, Medoc 2016 at £89  GREAT VALUE CRU BOURGEOIS
Best value Cru Bourgeois. Bargain Buy
25 c/s – Cissac, Haut Medoc 2016 at £99  SMART BUY
An Excellent Cissac, touch more modern style yet still traditional claret. Smart Buy.
88/90 NM, 90/91 JS, 93 JA
3 c/s – Puygueraud, Cotes de Franc 2016 at £110/75cl bottles OUTSTANDING/RECOMMENDED
3 c/s – Puygueraud, Cotes de Franc 2016 at £110/6 Magnums
Outstanding right Bank (St Emilion Styled wine) owned and made by Nicolas Thienpont from Pavie Macquin.
90/91 JS, 16.5, JR
8 c/s – Montlandrie, Castillon 2016 at £175  STUNNING – DENIS DURANTOU PROPERTY
Stunning wine from Denis Durantou (Eglise Clinet)
91/93 NM, 92/93 JS, 90/92 DS, 93 TA, 17 JR, 93 JA, 17+ MJ
7 c/s – Cap de Faugeres, Castillon 2016 at £110  BARGAIN/SMART BUY
Borders St Emilion and is the other half of Ch Faugeres. This is a steal. As good as many St Emilion Grand cru at a Fraction of the price.
90/92 NM, 16 JR, 92/93 JS
3 c/s – Roc de Cambes, Bourg 2016 at £500  IMPRESSIVE – MINI TERTRE ROTEBOEUF
Under the same ownership as Tertre Roteboeuf. Awesome wine.
90 /93 DS, 92 TA, 17 JR


6 c/s – Cantemerle, Medoc 2016 at £258  IMPRESSIVE – BEST SINCE 2010
Best Cantemerle since the 2010. Really impressive. Big score from James Suckling.
90/92 NM, 94/95 JS, 88/91 DS, 15.5 JR, 93 JA
4 c/s – La Lagune, Medoc 2016 at £420  BIODYNAMIC – FAVOURITE CHATEAU
Now totally Organic / Biodynamic. Big scores from Neal Martin
93/95 NM, 89/92 DS, 92 TA, 17- JR
3 c/s – Sociando Mallet, Medoc 2016 at £315  IMPRESSIVE
Best Sociando Mallet that I have tasted from barrel. Impressive scores
92/94 NM, 93/94 JS, 16.5 JR,  92 JA


St Emilion
7 c/s –Puy Blanquet, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 at £150  EXCELLENT/RECOMMENDED/VALUE BUY
Moueix property (also own Lafleur Petrus, Trotanoy etc). This really impressed us.
4 c/s – Fonbel, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 at £155  SAME OWNERSHIP AS AUSONE
Under the same ownership as Ausone. Good value Grand Cru
88/90 NM, 90/91 JS,  89 TA, 16 JR, 91 JA
37 c/s – Saintayme, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 at £125  BEST VALUE ST EMILION GRAND CRU
Under the same owner at Eglise Clinet
88/90 NM, 92/93 JS, 87/90 DS, 16.5 JR, 92 JA
7 c/s – Quinault L’Enclos, St Emilion Grand Cru 2016 at £285  CHEVAL BLANC STABLE/HIDDEN GEM
Under the same ownership as Cheval Blanc – GORGEOUS WINE
91/93 NM, 92/93 JS
5 c/s –  En Primeur

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